Former FM’s Visit to Cuba Upsets the Spanish Government

HAVANA TIMES — A visit to Cuba by former Spanish foreign minister Miguel Angel Moratinos this past May triggered discontent within the current government of Mariano Rajoy, reports the Spanish daily ABC.

According to the newspaper, while Moratinos did not with President Raul Castro on his trip to the island, he did meet with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez – though the Cuban press failed to report on the visit.

Moratinos took advantage of a working trip to Mexico to pass through the Caribbean island and report to Cuban authorities about his efforts as head of the National Food Security Program in Qatar, where he currently resides.

The initiative seeks to implement an international treaty that brings together countries with large desert areas and that are at risk of food crises and prevent disaster and deal with such threats.